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KZN NPOs probed for not delivering to distressed communities
KZN NPOs probed for not delivering to distressed communitiesArticle

KwaZulu-Natal Social Development MEC Nonhlanhla Khoza has instituted a formal investigation into the alleged failure of non-profit organisations (NPOs) to deliver social relief of distress (SRD) to communities around the province.

16 Sep 2020

GovChat steps in to help with SASSA's FAQs
GovChat steps in to help with SASSA's FAQsArticle

Govchat has partnered with SASSA to assist with frequently asked questions relating to inquiries on SRD grants. The service is available on WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger...

20 Jul 2020

High Court rules SRD grant should be available to asylum seekers, special permit holders
High Court rules SRD grant should be available to asylum seekers, special permit holdersArticle

On 18 June 2020, the Gauteng High Court gave judgment declaring that eligible special permit holders, and asylum seekers with visas valid on 15 March 2020 can access the Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant...

Dibuseng Motlokoa and Laura Macfarlane 24 Jun 2020

Media coverage in SA shows increased calls for Covid-19 communication
Media coverage in SA shows increased calls for Covid-19 communicationArticle

News stories across traditional, online and social media point to the need for clear communication that covers where the nation is and how the novel coronavirus is dealt with across all spheres of society...

14 May 2020

South Africa has raised social grants: Why this shouldn't be a stop-gap measure
South Africa has raised social grants: Why this shouldn't be a stop-gap measureArticle

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa recently announced a significant package of social and economic measures to address the fallout from the country's COVID-19 lockdown...

Christopher Webb and Natasha Vally 11 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: There are opportunities in every crisis - Salesian Life Choices' Sofia Neves
#LockdownLessons: There are opportunities in every crisis - Salesian Life Choices' Sofia NevesArticle

Sofia Neves, managing director at Salesian Life Choices, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 7 May 2020

Why South Africa needs basic income support now
Why South Africa needs basic income support nowArticle

There is no social income support for able-bodied people who have little to no income between the ages of 18 years, after which the Child Support Grant ends, and 59 years, after which the Old Age Pension kicks in...

Lynette Maart 21 Apr 2020

Over 4,000 De Doorns families benefit from govt support
Over 4,000 De Doorns families benefit from govt supportArticle

PRETORIA: Government has come to the aid of 4,021 families living in De Doorns in the Western Cape, whose breadwinners...

4 Aug 2015

Minister to assess needs of Marikana familiesArticle

PRETORIA: The Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, will this weekend visit Marikana in the North West to assess the needs of those families affected by the strike in the platinum belt.

27 Jun 2014

Govt considers interventions to protect SA from economic crisisArticle

Government and its social partners are considering various interventions which can help minimise the impact of the global economic crisis on the country.

Bathandwa Mbola 9 Feb 2009

Challenges posed by high food pricesArticle

While food prices have been stable or have fallen in relation to our incomes for much of the past thirty years, the past two years have indicated clearly that the era of cheap food is over. Rising food prices place a severe burden on the poor and government must intervene to support the needy in facing higher food prices. However, higher food prices also provide an opportunity to profit from producing more food for our people.

3 Jul 2008

SASSA brings social services closer to the peopleArticle

The South African Social Security Agency's (SASSA) social grant program is to bring services closer to the rural people of Ngome Village in KwaZulu-Natal.

Nozipho Dlamini 19 Jun 2007

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